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Samuel Smith’s Old Brewery

Samuel Smith’s Old Brewery
Organic Perry Hard Cider

Category: Perry

Date Tasted:
Country: England
Alcohol: 5%
Certified Organic
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
2017 Best Perry

Samuel Smith’s Old Brewery
Organic Perry Hard Cider

Category: Perry

Date Tasted:
Country: England
Alcohol: 5%
Brilliant gold color. Aromas and flavors of toasted nuts, dried bananas and pears in oatmeal, and banana peel with a silky, tangy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a delightful, medium-long melon and pear sorbets, pickled pear and apple, and wheatgrass finish. A crisp, lively and pure perry for pleasure.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Smooth & Mild, Crisp & Light & Sweet & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: toasted nuts, dried bananas and pears in oatmeal, and banana peel
Taste Flavor: melon and pear sorbets, pickled pear and apple, and wheatgrass
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Salmon Burger, Fish Tacos, BBQ Chicken
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crisp, lively and pure perry for pleasure.

The Producer or Importer

Merchant du Vin

The Producer or  Importer
119 1st Ave SO, Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98104
USA
1 253-656-0321

Perry

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Serve in a Pokal
The perry/poire tradition is very similar to apple cider tradition. Running parallel to its better-known cousin, pears make for a subtler and more nuanced fruit beverage. Ideally, look for true pear flavors, not sweet, nor cloying. Dryness and minerality are a plus and carbonation level is at the discretion of the producer.